BOB'S GARAGE

Blue Flame

Trying to be period perfect

Go ahead and listen to their advice. But build it the way YOU want it! They don't have to drive it. YOU do!
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett

It's All In The Family

This Mustang has a family history. My grandfather, at age 65, bought it in 1965 when he retired. It was a basic 6 cylinder - three speed car. Used as a daily driver, until he passed away, it then was passed on to me. Being a Michigan car it was in need of some body patching and restoration. My son and I then proceeded to make the much needed repairs. After the body was cleaned up we then made the decision to take a slightly different direction and create a 60's style mild custom.

My sons' input evolved into the flamed theme. We started with designing a set of blue flamed laker covers. That brought a flamed shift knob from a new company at the time, Flameball, into play. And soon after the subtle flamed pinstriping was contributed by M. K. Johns of Kansas C ity.


The restoration project sequence was actually driven by a bet. My son, who knows me pretty well, bet me that we couldn't finish it in 30 days. I lost .... it took 32 days! After being completed it has subsequently been in many shows locally and around the country. Other than the usual routine service it is doing very well.


Specs and Features

ALL ABOUT THIS PROJECT

SPECS

Body
65 Ford Mustang Coupe
Color
Medium Blue body / Wimbleton White top
Engine
65 Ford 200 inch I-6
Transmission
65 Ford 3-speed stick
Rearend
Stock
Fuel System
Stock fuel pump and Holley 1-bbl
Ignition
Stock Load-a-matic with Pertronix insert
Wheels / Tires
Stock steel 14x4.5 rims with 6.00x14 black walls
Brake System
Upgraded 70 Mustang dual drum master cylinder with stock drum brakes
Exhaust System
Stock

FEATURES

Body Upgrades
  • Emblems and lettering removed
  • Custom single GT exhaust through rear valence
  • Lowered 2 inches all around
  • Body colored rear bumper
  • Custom pinstriping
  • Two-tone paint
  • 67 Cougar taillights
Period Add-ons
  • Mooneyes / Grant blue metalflake steering wheel
  • NOS Rotunda seat belt retractors
  • NORS Rotunda locking gas cap
  • Repro Foxcraft fender skirts
  • NOS Aftermarket head restraints
  • Cruiser console
  • NORS Rotunda floor mats
  • NOS Rotunda trim rings
  • NOS CalCustom baby moon caps
  • Lakers with custom caps
  • NOS custom grille with added horses
  • Flameball shift knob

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